by Bill DiFilippo

By now, you may have heard the story of Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl with a fetal-nerve cell cancer called neuroblastoma who came into the public eye because of her friendship with star Michigan State center Adreian Payne (if you haven’t watched the video, take six minutes and check it out).

Holsworth passed away on late Tuesday night, and Michigan State students held a vigil in her honor the next day on campus. One of the many people who made their way to the vigil to pay their respects was head coach Tom Izzo, who then gave a speech to the crowd that touched on Lacey, her family and how proud he was of everyone for coming out to pay their respects, among other things.

The full speech is about eight minutes long, and you can check it out above. Just make sure you grab a bunch of tissues and accept the fact that you’re going to sob like a baby.